December 6, 7, & 8, 2013
Hours: Friday, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Set aside Dec. 6-8 for a magical weekend of merriment, music
and memories--all on the streets and in the shops, restaurants and
galleries of Historic Biltmore Village. It's the annual Dickens
Festival, now in its 25th year.
There's entertainment for every age and interest. The main stage
will be filled continuously with
musicians, choral groups, singers, dancers, and Montford Park
Players. This year the Festival will feature more than 300
performers who, after their stage segments, will rove throughout the
Village entertaining on the streets and in the shops and
restaurants. Friday and Saturday evenings will feature main stage
concerts for the entire family.
And when dusk turns into evening, the more than 250,000 white lights
outlining the historic Village buildings will combine with the
streetlights to enhance the ambiance. Shops will stay open both
evenings until 7pm with many of the shopkeepers dressed in
Victorian-era garb. In addition,
there’ll be horse-drawn rides through the tree-lined Village streets
all day Saturday and Sunday. Chestnuts roasted on an open fire by
chestnut roaster Sakshi Gentenbein will be available next to the
The Village will be decked out with Fraser fir holiday wreaths on
each streetlight, on the entrance doors to the shops and at other
special locations throughout the Village.
For more information call 828-274-8788.
Photo by Mark-Ellis Bennett.